8th philharmonical concert
Bernd Alois Zimmermann
Rhenish carnival-dances for 13 wind instruments
Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach
Concerto for piano, strings and basso continuo d-minor Wq 23
Sinfonia Nr. 3 Eb-major op. 97 „Rheinische“
For more than two decades, C.P.E. Bach shaped the musical life of the hanseatic city Hamburg. It is important to note that he was better known than his father during his lifetime, and that he developed the "sensitive style" while he was a musician in the court of Friedrich the Great in Potsdam and Berlin.
Bernd Alois Zimmerman, who is known for his doubt and caution, pays tribute to the cheerfulness of his homeland and the Rheinish carnival.
Robert Schumanns change of seat to the Rhein area, impacted him to compose one of his most jovial and detached musical pieces: the "Rheinische" sinfonia. Maybe the jollyness of the sinfonia can be explained by his wish for a jaunty restart in the arcadian landscape of romanticism - a wish that never came true.